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Warrior Alabama Sales Tax Rate Increase


 Warrior Alabama to Increase Sales Tax Rate in Early March 2013.

Warrior Alabama, located about 22 miles north of Birmingham, is increasing its sales tax by one percent (1%).

The decision to raise the city sales tax by 1% was made in a unanimous vote by the City Council on February 6. "City clerk Demetra Mixon said the company that handles the collection of taxes from businesses requires 30 days to handle such changes." Thus while technically the rate could have increased five days after the vote, businesses have until early next month to institute the new tax rate.

Mayor Johnny Ragland supports the increase. He said he thinks residents realize it's necessary to "keep city services at the level they need to be… ." The Mayor also noted that Warrior is "one of the only cities in the area that haven't increased our tax." Neighboring cities have similar rates: the total sales tax rate in Morris, Gardendale and Fultondale is 10%, while in Kimberly and Trafford it is 9%.

The total sales tax rate in the City Warrior and within the greater Warrior Police Department Jurisdiction will be 10 percent:

  • 4% state tax;
  • 4% city tax; and
  • 2% county tax.

Sales tax revenue in Warrior is expected to decline when Dewey Barber Chevrolet, a dealership that has been in Warrior for more than 30 years, moves its operation to Gardendale.

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.